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Old 09-19-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Well, it started after having replacement of the aortic valve with a St Jude's 10 years ago. Months later, I developed the unquinchabel thirst and urination. Went to the doctor and fould out I was type 2 and put on metformin. The heart problem went as far back as at birth. So I have tried to deal with this the best I can. What was so bad later, was stress and emotional eating. Was stressing at work and food was comfort. I am now able to try to deal with it better, not working right now, got displaced out of my department and hope to be place in another job soon. Am drawing a paycheck and have insurance for now. Hope luck will be on my side. If they do have a job and I don't take it, severance package will be offered. If that happens, I will see about applying for unemployment. Have to live on something. Have been there before, my mother had RA for many years and worked little. I will here seeking answers and helping out. Hugs for everyone today.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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Hi Rosier. What can we help you with. Basically, for many folks it is a 3 pronged attack on handling blood sugars. First is diet. Eating lower carb will help tremendously. Next is getting some exercise. I don't know how you are doing physically, but even a little bit would help to keep your numbers down. And finally the meds are important too, but not the most important part of the equation.

There are a fair number of well informed folks here, so feel free to ask lots of questions.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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The reasons I post on these boards are not only to help me but to also help others. I have problems with glucose like everyone else does. I have been walking a lot since getting displaced of my job. And try to have one to two projects to do a day. Something to look forward to and to work on my bad eating habits. It is hard to change, but I can change. Getting weaned of the so much salty foods is a start, but hard still. But I am working on it everyday. Carbs is not a big problem. Starches are a bit, but also working on it. Stress on the job is bad indeed. But I need to change even if I don't get a good offer of a job replacement and may go for disabilty, I would have do changes anyway, easier since been through it with my mother, RA all her life, passed away in 2000 from complications. So I am here to help and be helped. I will lurk and help and if I need help, I will holler loud and clear. Hugs for today.
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Being under a lot of stress will aggravate your glucose problem as well as foods. Even a lousy nights sleep will make your numbers go up. Right now your dealing with a lot so hopefully good things will come your way and there will be much less stress. Do a search on low carb and low glycemic foods. Eating that way plus exercise will definately help. It is a learning process as we all know, so take it one day a time.

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JJ, at least I am not under the stress anymore. What was happening was serving inder a crazy, nutty, supervisor and a pycho supervisor. Two strange and different people, but stressful none the less. I am feeling better and am trying to change the eating patterns I had. It is a daily battle till I win one day soon. I will hang in there and keep trying. Thanks and hugs for today.
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Oh I hear ya. Had a boss very similar buy luckily he was out of town a lot... I'm sure as time goes along you will do just fine. Like I said, one day at a time that's all you can do. Nothing happens overnight so I'm sure you will WIN!! My first 6 months after my diagnose I think I went too far out of wack and was making myself NUTS! Slowly but surely I found out what foods bothered me and what didn't so now I just do moderation and now myself and the Dr. are happy!

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